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  1. volunteer hands raised

    VOLUNTEERS: City needs volunteers to serve on two task forces

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch City Council needs citizen volunteers to join two important task forces which will help develop goals and benchmarks for the City. Read on...
  2. Oncor workers trimming trees

    TREE TRIMMING: Oncor issues advisory on upcoming tree trimming

    FBTX ~ Oncor Electric Delivery has advised the City of Farmers Branch that Oncor subcontractor crews will be conducting required tree trimming this month in three residential areas. Read on...
  3. Library solar panels aerial view

    ENERGY EFFICIENT: Solar panels now top Manske Library

    FBTX ~ The Manske Library has a new roof and 442 solar panels with an estimated annual output of 300,000 kWh, compared to an average home that uses about 12,000 kWh annually. Read on...
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    COVID VACCINE: FBFD receives vaccine for first responders

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Fire Department requested and received a shipment of 100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, intended specifically for the City's first responders. Read on...
  5. FindingRover (1)

    LOST & FOUND: New partnership assists in finding lost pets

    FBTX ~ The staff at the Animal Adoption Center have recently partnered with @findingrover, a website that helps locate lost pets quickly and easily. Read on...
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    SPEAKING: City Council launches new citizen speaker process

    FBTX ~ Farmers Branch City Council members want to hear from a wide cross-section of citizens and better organize citizen feedback. Starting 2021, anyone who wishes to speak will need to sign up at least 30 minutes prior to the council meeting. Read on...
  7. Farmers Branch Aquatics

    AWARDS: Parks & Recreation Department nets four awards

    FBTX ~ Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation has just received four major awards from two agencies. Read on...
  8. Calling all artists

    ARTS & CULTURE: City in search of artists for new directory

    FBTX ~ The Arts & Culture Committee is in the process of compiling a directory of local resident artists who either live or work in Farmers Branch. Read on...
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    BOND RATING: Top agencies uphold City's AA+ bond rating

    FBTX ~ Two of the nation's top credit rating agencies upheld the Farmers Branch coveted AA+ rating this year. Read on...
  10. No Central Tx RAC

    BREAKING: Percentage of hospitalizations triggers cutbacks

    DALLAS ~ Dallas County Judge Jenkins reports that the state-designated Trauma Service Area that includes Dallas County and greater DFW Metroplex, has reached seven consecutive days where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients exceeded 15 percent. Read on...
  11. Manske Library parking lot resize

    EXPANDED: Library offers more public parking

    FBTX ~ The Manske Library now has more room for public parking. One of the first steps in a major renovation has been to enhance and expand the parking lot across Golfing Green Drive. Read on...
  12. Barn structure edit

    BARN STRUCTURE: Historical Park Barn project concept approved

    FBTX ~ Envisioning a structure that could host medium-sized rentals, weddings, classes and special events, the Farmers Branch City Council has approved the concept, placement, size and design for a barn-like event center at the Historical Park. Read on...
  13. Lobby area renovation

    RENOVATION: Rec Center moving forward with Phase 1 renovations

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center has moved another step closer to a makeover with Phase 1 renovations being approved by the City Council during their first meeting in October. Read on...
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    TASK FORCE: Mayor reports on Future of Policing Task Force

    FBTX ~ Following discussions with a diverse, 26-member body, representing a cross-section of the community and Police Chief David Hale, Mayor Robert Dye reported to the City Council on the goals and recommendations of the Future of Policing Task Force. Read on...
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    STEMMONS: Residents will be invited to offer input on I-35E corridor vision

    FBTX ~ Residents and businesspeople will play a key role as Farmers Branch City leaders undertake a visioning process in 2020 in order to gain a clearer picture of what the corridor on both sides of Interstate 35E through Farmers Branch will look like. Read on...
  16. City in a Park 430 by 430

    MONEYINC.COM: Online magazine names Farmers Branch third best place to live in Dallas

    FBTX ~ In their annual list of top 20 best places to live in Dallas, MoneyInc.com has proclaimed Farmers Branch to be number three on the list, behind only Frisco and Addison. Read on...
  17. West Side Water Tower calendar image

    ARTWORK: West Side Water Tower officially recognized

    FBTX ~ Since 2006, the Tnemec corporation has celebrated the innovative and creative uses of its coatings on water tanks with the annual Tank of the Year contest. Read on...
  18. Walk.Bike.Hike logo

    TRAILS: West Side Art Trail to connect neighborhoods

    FBTX – City of Farmers Branch residents and visitors will soon have more transportation options for getting around the city with the advent of the “Westside Art Trail,” a $10.4 million project. Read on...
  19. Firehouse Theatre front entrance

    THEATRE: Firehouse leaps into professional ranks

    FBTX ~ Operated as a community theatre since its founding, the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch has joined the Actor's Equity Association, meaning it has graduated to the ranks of professional theatre. Read on...
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    COMPOST: Residents can compost without dealing with a bin

    FBTX ~ Thanks to a new program offered by the Farmers Branch Department of Sustainability & Public Health, residents will now be able to participate in composting without dealing with the challenges of a composting bin at home. Read on...
  21. City Hall front side view of building

    OLDER AMERICANS: Senior homestead exemption savings equals 4-cents on property tax rate

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to lower the property tax bills of the over-65 population in Farmers Branch by an equivalent of 4-cents on the property tax rate. Read on...
  22. Ashley Munoz photo

    KUDOS: Aquatics' Ashley Muñoz heralded by national professional organization

    AOAP ~ Farmers Branch Aquatics Supervisor Ashley Muñoz has been named the Competitor Swim Aquatic Professional of the Month by the Association of Aquatic Professionals. Read on...
  23. 2019-2020 OFFICIAL - Cristal Retana

    COUNCIL: Retana tapped for NLC committee assignment

    WASHINGTON ~ Farmers Branch City Council Member Cristal Retana has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2020 Human Development federal advocacy committee. Read on...
  24. International Plaza

    BIG RELOCATION: Farmers Branch welcomes Tenet Healthcare headquarters

    FBTX ~ With a great deal of excitement and anticipation, the City of Farmers Branch has announced that Tenet Healthcare Corporation has signed a long-term lease for their new corporate headquarters, at International Plaza Building I in Farmers Branch. Read on...
  25. Lonely teddy bear

    LANDMARK ACTION: City Council takes huge step towards ending child homelessness in Farmers Branch

    FBTX ~ In line with the priorities of their strategic plan, and motivated by the recent count, that identified 43 homeless students living in Farmers Branch, the City Council has taken a landmark step towards ending child homelessness in the city. Read on...
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    FRAUD: FBPD warns residents to be vigilant for scammers

    FBTX ~ The Farmers Branch Police Department is asking residents to be aware that scams are on the increase, and are being perpetrated on social media, via email, and by telephone. Read on...
  27. eCourt Screen Shot

    E-COURT: Farmers Branch becomes first court in Texas to offer online resolution of some cases

    FBTX ~ Farmers Branch Municipal Court has brought traffic tickets back to the future, keying on a new trend in technology to offer a virtual courtroom, affording the opportunity for most Class C misdemeanor cases to be handled online. Read on...
  28. Bridgeview mixed use project photo

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: New mixed use project to replace big box at Inwood and Alpha

    FBTX ~ After a great deal of negotiation, the Farmers Branch Economic Development Office has announced a new mixed use project for the corner of Alpha and Inwood Roads. Read on...
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    BRANCH ALERT: New system targets information to specific, geographic areas

    FBTX ~ Employing technology that can notify residents of anything from severe weather to community updates, via voice or text, the City of Farmers Branch is announcing the launch of the Branch Alert system. Read on...
  30. Open Information Request Portal

    NEW: City Secretary's office enhances transparency with online public information request process

    FBTX ~ Streamlining the process of public information requests like never before, Farmers Branch City Secretary Amy Piukana said her office is preparing to launch an online public information request process. Read on...
  31. Text 911 logo

    TEXT TO 911: Option now available in Farmers Branch

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ The Denco Area 9-1-1 District has announced that it has implemented text-to-911 service for all of Denton County and the City of Carrollton, including the North Texas Emergency Communications Center, serving public safety dispatch. Read on...
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    NEW ARCHIVE: City records archive now available to anyone online

    FBTX ~ Ushering in a new degree of transparency like never before, the City of Farmers Branch has launched an online City Records Archive that allows anyone to access packets, minutes of public meetings, ordinances, resolutions and more. Read on...
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    BUZZZZZ: Integrated Mosquito Management combatting warm weather pests

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ As the weather continues to warm up, coupled with periodic and uncharacteristic rainfall this summer, Farmers Branch staff is working hard to protect residents from mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and West Nile Virus. Read on...
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    SAFE CAM: FBPD asks for the help of extra "eyes" in the community

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ As one of its newest crime prevention and investigation tools, the Farmers Branch Police Department is asking local residents and businesses to register their surveillance cameras for the SafeCam initiative. Read on...
  35. Police Car

    ALARMS: Changes to ordinance designed to reduce false alarm calls

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ With eight valid alarm calls last year, out of 3,059 responded to by the Police Department, the Farmers Branch City Council has approved changes to the alarm ordinance, designed to keep officers on the street and away from false alarms. Read on...
  36. North Texas Emergency Communications Center red blue and silver logo

    LIVE: Four partner cities now live on state-of-the-art dispatch center

    CARROLLTON ~ After years of planning, preparation, testing and checking, the North Texas Emergency Communications Center, or NTECC, is now fully implemented with dispatch for its four member cities - Farmers Branch, Carrollton,Coppell and Addison. Read on...
  37. Rapid Flash Crosswalk Beacons

    RAPID FLASH BEACONS: New flashing crosswalks designed to improve pedestrian safety

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ In a continuing effort to improve pedestrian safety at strategic spots, the Farmers Branch Public Works Department has installed solar-powered rapid flash crosswalk signs at three locations. Read on...
  38. FBPD Exchange Zones

    SAFE ZONES: FBPD sets up exchange location for online business, child custody

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ In an effort to further the safety of the community, the Farmers Branch Police Department has initiated a “Safe Exchange Zone” program for the exchange of items that have been bought, sold or traded or for child custody exchanges. Read on...
  39. MyFBTX App

    APP-SOLUTELY: Farmers Branch launches mobile app for smartphones and tablets

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ Helping to put City of Farmers Branch information and resources at the fingertips of citizens, the Farmers Branch Mobile App for smartphones and tablets has debuted in Apple’s App Store and on the Android Marketplace. Read on...
  40. Drug take back.

    DRUGS: Prescription take back now possible five days a week at FBPD

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ In what was previously a once or twice a year event, dropping off old prescription medications for proper disposal is now a permanent service offered by the Farmers Branch Police Department. Read on...
  41. Original bell from old church

    RING IN THE OLD: Original bell from Old Church finds its way home to the Historical Park

    FARMERS BRANCH ~ On an unusually warm Tuesday in January, a crew of specialized craftsmen carefully helped place a 100-plus-year-old bell back into the belfry where its service began in the 1890s. Read on...
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